When Isaiah was writing to his people, he looked at the world they lived in and saw only "darkness and despair."  God's people were under constant attack and were searching desperately for answers in all of the places they knew.  But into this darkness, Isaiah looked ahead toward a time when a child would be born who would bring hope and peace to a dark world.  "His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.